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Dr. habil. Christoph Kaletka


Social Research Centre Dortmund (sfs)

Evinger Platz 17, Room 84


Tel.: +49 231 755 90287

Fax: +49 231 755 90205


Deputy Director of the Social Research Centre Dortmund
Innovation and education in the digital society

Focus of work
Social innovation
Digital participation and new learning spaces

  • Since 2021: Deputy Director, sfs
  • Since 2012: Member of the management board
  • 2009–2012: Coordinator of the research area "Arbeit und Bildung in Europa"
  • 2003 until today: Research Associate and Project Manager, sfs
  • March 2003: Doctorate (Dr. phil), Department of Communication, University of Münster; Dissertation on "Die Zukunft politischer Internetforen" [The future of political forums online]
  • 2002–2005: Research Associate and Lecturer, Chair for Public Relations, Department of Communication, University of Münster
  • 1997–2002: Freelance journalist, WAZ media group

The European Social Innovation Alliance (ESIA), ESF Plus

Society in Innovation and Science through Co-Design (SISCODE), Horizon 2020

Skalierung von PIKSL Laboren für Digitale Teilhabe (PIKSL SKALA)

Social Innovation Community (SIC), Horizon 2020

Social Innovation – Driving Force of Social Change (SI-DRIVE), 7th European Framework Programme

Kommunale Labore Sozialer Innovation (KoSI-LAB), BMBF

Boosting the Impact of Social Innovation in Europe through Economic Underpinnings (SIMPACT), 7th European Framework Programme

Selbstbestimmte Kommunikation durch inclusive Makerspaces (SELFMADE), BMBF


Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.